The pandemic has had and is still having a strong impact on international diplomacy. It became clear that global cooperation and solidarity are central to dealing with the socio-economic effects of the global health crisis.
Global challenges need global answers. The question therefore arises whether multilateral institutions like the World Health Organization and the United Nations, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in October 2020, are sufficiently efficient and effective to tackle the many global challenges and whether the commitment to universal values is strong enough to overcome narrow national interests.
Our speakers have co-authored a book with other UN diplomats on the Future of Diplomacy After COVID-19 that explores the lessons learned from the last year and offers their key recommendations for the post-pandemic world to strengthen multilateralism and the ability of multilateral institutions to maintain international peace, and security.
Vahd Nabyl A. Mulachela
Mona Ali Khalil